1406 W Darrel Rd Phoenix Az 85041

Welcome to this South Phoenix listing, located at 1406 W Darrel Rd Phoenix Az 85041.

About the Home

HOME IS NOT ON MLS at this time.  To see home call David Alan Baker 602-373-6345

Home is a wonderful home for sale in South Phoenix, located in the 85041 zip code.  Home has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, with an additional room which serves as an office, but could easily be converted to a 4th bedroom!

Some of the specifics of the home are as follows:

1735 square feet of livable space

3 bedroom

2 bath

private pool

2 car garage home

This is a single story home, built in 2003.  While it is not on a pie shaped corner lot, it is close enough to the corner that the home does not share a neighbor to the back, but instead backs to a common area.

The interior

Home has a very well planned out floor plan, and was one of the popular plans in the subdivision.  Master is of generous size and also has a walk in closet, good size master bath with split shower and tub.  Nice open living area with breakfast bar toward kitchen, as well as an additional room which is used currently as a den.  This additional room could easily be converted into a 4th bedroom.

Fair size kitchen, with plenty of cabinet and counter space.  Breakfast bar opening into the living area, as well as an eat in kitchen breakfast nook.  Kitchen does have dishwasher, built in microwave, dual sinks, pantry, and refrigerator.

The Exterior

One of the wonderful things about this home, is location.  It is in a great subdivision to begin with, but it also backs up to a common area, so no neighbors to the back of home.  This is a single story, frame wood construction home, with tile roof.  Nice elevation and very nice curb appeal to home, especially with nice mature palo verdes to front of home.

Home does have a private pool as well, and covered back patio.  In addition home does also have an RV gate to the side of home, where one could park additional vehicles or store toys.

About the Subdivision

1406 W Darrel Rd Phoenix Az 85041, is located in the popular subdivision of Mountain vistas.  The subdivision was mostly built out in the years 2003 through 2005.  149 properties within subdivision are single story homes, and the rest (about 31) are two story homes.  The average house for the Mountain vistas subdivision is 1567 and is built on a average lot size of 6947 square feet.

There are several green belt areas within the subdivision as well.

About the HOA

HOA or the Home Owners Association is called the Mountain Vistas HOA.  It is professionally run by Golden Valley property management, at least it is at the time of this listing.  Current monthly assessments are $47.50 and cover the cost of the common areas maintenance.  Common areas are those areas that are open, or greenbelts.

About South Phoenix

Well, what can one say about the South Phoenix area, it is great.  One of the great benefits of living in the South Phoenix area, is the location.  No matter were one decides to buy and live in the area, the commutes to most areas within the Valley of the Sun are made easy by our location.

In addition there is plenty to do in the area.  The downtown nightlife, and cultural area are all within about 20 minutes drive.  For the outdoor enthusiast, the municipal park has over 16,000 acres of hiking, biking and more.

About the School District

The Elementary School

The elementary school for the area is the Roosevelt school district.  This is a fairly good size district, and there are over 10 elementary school within the South Phoenix area.  This particular home falls within the borders of VH Lassen elementary school.  School is located at the crossroads of vineyard and 9th ave.

The High School

The highschool for most of Phoenix, which will also include South Phoenix is the Phoenix union high school.  This particular home does fall within the attendance boundary for Cesar Chavez high school, which is located at about 39th ave and Baseline Rd.

Area News

Laveen home values 2017

A look at Laveen home values 2017

First, let me give you a little information about Laveen, and just below, you’ll see the most current update on values.

Why do people live here? 

While the weekly article will focus on Laveen home values, would like to start with what is Laveen.  Laveen Az  is a rural feel community where modern living meets a rural lifestyle, with close commutes to Central Phoenix.  Laveen Az is among the perfect choices there are in the Metro Phoenix area for an abode.  Laveen offers a variety of different style homes including horse property, santa fe, gated communities, custom homes on acreage, and all with great mountain views.  While laveen Az offers a very rural feel, all modern amenities are close by with easy access to grocery stores, drug stores, high way access and local area malls.  Outdoor enthusiast also can enjoy the 16000 plus acres of mountain preserve offered by South Mountain.  Laveen Az offers a little something for everyone.

 

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What’s Laveen Az like?

Laveen Az has several different style communities that make up this Phoenix suburb.  Originally Laveen Az had been mostly an agricultural and dairy area, as is still evident by some of the area dairies and plenty of open acreage that is farmed.  With that in mind you still have some older homes in the area which were originally housing for workers to the land in the area.  As the area began developing many farmers  sold off their land and eventually gave growth to new home subdivisions.  There are several new home subdivisions in the Laveen Az area, with the majority being built 2000 -2008.  There are also several 1 acre custom home sites that were built along the southern edges of laveen Az and as well as around 51st ave/Dobbins as well as 67th ave and Baseline.  So you have open farm land, horse properties on acreage, some older homes in pockets, and also several newer home subdivisions.

If your considering selling, I would recommend a home evaluation by a professional realtor.  While the numbers here given are information, they also use all homes in the Laveen Real estate area, and it is best to use similar homes when deciding on home value.

August 14th, 2017

Here are this weeks numbers:

140 properties for sale

105 properties under contract

77 homes sold last 30 days

1.81 month inventory

$108.84 was average $/sq ft for sold homes

$237,561 was average sale price

52 was average time to sell

Commentary – Still in a seller market, values showing slow but steady appreciation to date.  That is 4 years of appreciation at this time, will it continue?  Signs show that it will, but when the change comes, it will likely come fast.

August 7th, 2017

Let us review the latest numbers.  You can always look further down, to see the changes, and review comments:

150 properties currently for sale

99 properties under contract

81 properties sold in last 30 days

1.85 current inventory level

$108.38 was average $/sq ft

$238,584 was average sale price

52 was the average time for homes that did sell

Commentary – See below, really all is the same,…….no change.  It continues to be a seller market, with 1.85 months of inventory, which is still a low level of inventory.  Translation, it is still a great time to sell!

July 31st 2017

Find below the latest information:

153 properties for sale

100 properties under contract

89 properties sold in last 30 days

1.71 is current inventory

$107.31 was the average $/sq foot for homes sold

$234,780 was average sale price

47 was average days on market

Commentary – Not much change, even though I took a small vacation this past week.  The seller market continues, with low inventory, currently as indicated above at 1.71 months.  Home values, holding steady, with some appreciation from last year.

 

July 24th, 2017

Not much change, same ol’ same ol’.  Steady, and pretty stable.  Good time to sell, good time to buy.  Here are this weeks #s:

156 properties active and for sale

97 properties under contract

93 sold homes in last 30 days

1.67 current inventory

$234,178 was average sale price

$106.49 was average $/sq foot for homes sold

49 was average time to sell

Commentary – Really not much change.  We have been in a seller market, and it continues on.  Home values are holding steady.  Sure one can see some up and down, but over all it is steady, and we see a slight appreciation year over year.  At this point, we have seen 4 years of appreciation, which started in January 2013.  Will this continue?  Time will tell, but for now, good time to sell and good time to buy because interest rates remain for now at historic lows.

July 17th, 2017

Here are this weeks numbers, followed by quick commentary:

147 active properties

105 properties under contract

93 sales in last 30 days

1.58 current inventory

$104.87 was average $/sq ft for sold homes

$238,122 was average sale price

47 was average time on market

Commentary – Wow, it has been about a month now where we have seen small incremental increases in the monthly inventory.  What does it mean, will market shift, is it too late to sell?  Well, at this point, all we have is 4 weeks in a row, where the turnover rate has increased, yet we have been over 2 months inventory this year, and it is STILL a seller market.  Interestingly though, notice that the average $/sq foot this week is the LOWEST since, 2016.  Yet, the average sales price has been about the same, so maybe we have more larger homes selling, and those do at times sell for less a square foot than their smaller counter parts.

In the end, the cliff note – values continue steady, it continues to be a seller market in Laveen, and homes are still selling if priced at market value!  NOT OVER.  Those over priced, sit on market, while well priced…………….well those sell.

July 10th, 2017

150 properties for sale

106 number of homes under contract

95 properties sold in last 30 days

1.5 months of inventory

$107.76 was average $/sq ft

$238,279 was the average sale price

50 was average days on market

Commentary – Interestingly, number of active listings has diminished, and yet inventory has crept up a slight bit.  Not that it is alarming in itself as we have had inventory levels even a little over 2 months, in this calendar year.  Yet, it seems interesting the active listings are down, even homes under contract are down, and along with that inventory has held steady.  HMMM, if we had more listings, like the 180/190 we had in 2016, we would have over 3 months and it would be a buyer market.

Yet at this time, it continues to be a seller market and a great time to sell.

June 26th, 2017

Below are the latest numbers, pulled from the mls myself this very day:

155 properties for sale

130 number of properties under contract

104 properties closed in last 30 days

1.49 current inventory

$110.20 was average $/sq ft

$236,554 was the average sale price

52 was average days on market

Commentary – Really not much change in the Laveen market.  We continue with a seller market, and yes, continues to be a great time to sell.  Will this continue?  Time will tell, but indication for now show market will continue as a seller market for the time being.

 

June 19th, 2017

Find below the latest and greatest along with some market commentary to follow:

160 properties currently for sale

124 properties under contract

117 sold last 30 days

1.36 months current inventory

$111 was average $/sq foot for sold homes

$231,075 was average sale price

57 was average days on market, for sold homes

Commentary – Well, as one can see we have gone into the summer months and the volume of sales has increased!  In truth, this is about the only seasonal change I’ve witnessed in all the years in real estate, that is fairly consistent in our area.  That is to say, we see a increase in the number of homes sold.

So we are still in a seller market, with low inventory, and this is great for home owners.  It is a great time to sell, as there are many buyers looking for homes, and little to choose from.

June 12th, 2017

Here are the latest numbers for Laveen home values:

156 active properties for sale

133 properties under contract

100 properties sold last 30 days

1.56 current market inventory level

$110.41 average $/sq ft for homes that sold

56 was average days on market

$227,679 was average sale price

Commentary – The seller market continues.  They key indicator, is really the level of inventory we are currently experiencing, which is at 1.56 today, and indicates a seller market.  We still see a pretty significant gap between the average list price per square foot $117.90 and the average sale price per square foot $110.41.  When looking at the entire zip over the last year, variance has been anywhere from about $25,000 to upwards of $40,000 difference.  Point is, price it right, or it won’t sell.

Homes are selling relatively quick, with the average for zip just under 2 months.  Is it a good time to sell?  I would say yes, as it is a seller market and home values have increased and now are holding pretty steady.

June 5th, 2017

Here are the newest numbers:

153 active properties

145 properties under contract

90 sold last 30 days

1.7 months inventory

$109.87 average $/sq ft

$231,664 was average sale price

Commentary – Again not much change.  Seller market, values are steady with slight appreciation.  Great time to sell.

May 30th, 2017

I hope everyone had an enjoyable memorial day weekend, and took some time to remember those who lost their lives in service of our country.

Here are this weeks numbers and the update:

161 properties currently for sale

149 properties under contract

74 properties sold in last 30 days

2.17 is the current inventory level

$230,060 was average sale price for homes sold

$111.17 was average dollar a square foot for sold homes

Commentary – Not really much to add, the Laveen real estate market really has been very steady and consistent.  Values continue to hold steady to date, with slow year over year growth.  With interest rates still at these historic lows, it makes it a great time to buy.  Also, with values having seen almost 3.5 years off appreciation, it is also a great time to sell.  Gone are the days with a high percentage of home owners had No equity, most homeowners now can sell and walk away with money.

Sellers, you often hear about selling to an investor and avoid the hassle.  As they say, if it sounds to good to be true, it likely is to good to be true.  An investor always tries to make money, and the way to do it when buying directly from the homeowner, you do it by sharing in THEIR equity.

May 22nd, 2017

Find below the most recent information for homes, values and recent activity in Laveen Az:

156 properties active and for sale

153 properties under contract

75 properties sold in last 30 days

2.08 is current month inventory

$112.42 was average $/sq ft

$231,807 was average sale price

59 was average time to sell

Commentary – Market and home values continue as they have been going.  That is to say, we continue was steady sales, values are holding steady and buyers are buying.  We have a low inventory of homes, and turn over is happening relatively quickly, with homes averaging about 59 days to sell.

 

May 15th, 2017

Find below the latest information and activity for the Laveen real estate market:

155 properties currently for sale

138 properties under contract

74 properties sold in last 30 days

63 was average days to sell

2.09 months inventory

$111.45 was average $/sq ft

$232,612 was average sale price

Commentary-  Folks, really not much change.  We are still seeing a seller market, which is an inventory under 3 months.  Inventory is still basically pretty low, and there are indeed buyers out there looking for homes.  Values have been pretty steady, though you can see from past posts that we are seeing some slow appreciation over the course of the last year.

 

May 8th, 2017

Below are the latest numbers, followed by a brief commentary on the market:

153 active properties

139 properties under contract

69 properties sold in last 30 days

2.21 current inventory

49 is average days on market for sold homes

$225,131 was average sale price

$111.93 was average $/sq foot for homes sold

Commentary – Over all, the market just keeps on moving the way it has for the last year plus.  It is a seller market, inventory is low, and we are seeing slow appreciation.  You’ll notice on some weeks values $/sq foot may be either up or down, but overall it is a steady and slow appreciation to date.

Is it a good time to sell?  I would suggest that it is indeed.  With low inventory, you have more buyers competing for available homes and can negotiate the best net in your favor.  Also, values have increased since 2013 (4 years and counting).  Will this continue?  Who knows for sure, much like all else out there, we will have to wait and see.

 

May 1st 2017,

Welcome to the new month, lets dive in and see what numbers look like today:

154 active properties for sale

129 properties under contract

69 properties sold last 30 days

$111.89 was average $/sq foot for homes sold

$217,955 was average sale price

45 was average days on market

281 sales in area year to date

Commentary – Well, again not too much change.  We continue with a seller market, which is to say a low inventory of homes for sale.  Yet, be careful, this is the case for Laveen Az as a zip code, not necesarily by price range or housing type.  What I mean is, if your home for example is price over $400,000 you are in a complete buyer market or if your selling horse property again buyer market.  So know your market first if considering a sale.

Values continue steady, although you could call it slow appreciation.  We have seen year over year growth and that is a healthy thing.

April 24th, 2017

There is really been a trend in the Laveen real estate market, for what seems a fairly long time.  The trend has been one of low inventory and seller market.  Here are this last weeks and current numbers:

160 properties currently for sale in Laveen

137 properties currently under contract

76 properties under contract

2.1 months inventory

$110.79 was average $/sq ft

$233,930 was average sale price

61 was average days on market

Commentary – Not much new to report, basically  you could read the below commentary, and it would be pretty much the same.  Seller market, good time to sell.

April 17th, 2017

Not too much change, in fact market continues at it has been for some time. Below are the latest statistics for Laveen Az:

159 properties currently for sale

131 properties under contract

77 properties sold last 30 days

2.06 current market inventory

$110.88 was the average dollar a square foot for sold homes

$230,857 was average sale price

63 was average days on market

Commentary – Like stated above, and as you can see if you’ve read below entries……….the market continues as it has been.  It is a seller market in Laveen Arizona, with 2.06 months of inventory, which is low.  Homes that are really selling the fastest are those priced under $225,000.  Horse property in Laveen is also selling pretty quickly, but mostly those under $350,000.

 

April 10th, 2017

See below the most recent information:

154 properties currently for sale

124 properties currently under contract

78 properties sold in last 30 days

1.97 is current inventory

$111.26 was average $/sq foot for homes that sold

$231,679 was average sale price

225 properties sold year to date

Commentary – As you can see from numbers above, it is still a seller market in the South Phoenix real estate marketplace.  Values have been holding steady, with of course some appreciation year over year.

In short, it is a great time to buy or SELL!  Values are not likely to see any HUGE increase in months or years to come, just continued slow appreciation.  Also, good time for buyers, as there is still awesome interest rates.

April 3, 2017

Here are the latest numbers, looking back 30 days:

158 properties for sale

111 properties currently under contract

82 properties sold last 30 days

1.92 is current inventory

$111.54 was average dollar a square foot for homes that sold

$231,756 was the average sale price

207 sales year to date

Commentary –  Things are starting to pick up a bit in Laveen, with more homes closing.  This is seasonal, something we see every year as we go into spring and summer, which is when more folks move.  Values are holding steady, as well, with small appreciation which is good.

March 27th, 2017

Let us review this past week’s numbers, and look at the over all outlook for real estate in Laveen Az.

156 active properties for sale

118 properties under contract

75 properties sold in last 30 days

2.08 is current inventory level

$108.33 was average sold per square foot

$222,469 was average sale price

70 was average days on market

Sales year to date in Laveen Az – 182 so far

Commentary – If you notice over the course of the year to date, we have seen an increase in number of homes for sale in Laveen.  Yet, we also have seen an increase in homes under contract, and the number of closings has been steady.  All this basically still shows a seller market with 2.08 inventory at this time for single family homes in Laveen Az.  Inventory is still low, demand is still good, so it continues to be a seller market……………..which is a great time to sell.  The most sales occurred in the $180,000 to $250,000 price range for the past month.  This is of course something that makes sense, as the average home sale in Laveen currently is about $222,469 as shown above.

March 20, 2017

Here are this weeks numbers:

160 available homes on market

118 under contract

74 sold in last 30 days

71 was average days on market

$107.72 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$230,629 was average sale price

163 sales year to date!

Commentary – Not much change, as per usual lately.  Inventory in Laveen has been nothing short of consistent, and the seller market continues.  Values again, pretty much holding steady, but as mentioned many times before there is some gradual appreciation.  By this, I mean you may see 3/5 percent increase in next year, but nothing crazy in a short period.

March 13, 2017

Lets look at the numbers for this week:

147 active properties for sale

122 properties under contract

65 closings last 30 days

2.26 current months inventory

$105.76 was average dollar a square foot for homes sold

$232,439 was average sale price

73 was average days on market

Commentary – The things continue pretty much as they have been.  The market is what I would describe as stable, with slow appreciation.  The market still does favor sellers, at 2.26 months current inventory.  Good time to sell.

March 6, 2017

How about we look at something just a little different today.  Here are some basic numbers to get us started:

 

Current                                                                               Last year

149 properties for sale                                                     150 properties for sale

70 properties sold last 30 days                                      68 properties sold last 30 days

2.12 inventory level                                                          2.20 inventory level last year

$108 average sold/sq ft                                                  $99.19 average sold square foot

Comments – well as one can see some things have not changed much since last year, but one key thing has, can you see it?  Number of properties on the market, number of sales, and even properties sold were all pretty much the same, almost identical really.  The main difference though, home values have gone up.

If you’re considering selling, call me and lets see what your home could sell for in todays Laveen real estate market.  602-373-6345

February 27th, 2017

143 properties currently for sale

120 properties under contract

65 properties sold last 30 days

2.2 months current inventory

$112.13 was average $/sq ft for homes that sold

$228,729 was the average sale price

68 was average days on market

Comments – Well as you can see, we did see a little increase in number of active listings, so active listing inventory grew a bit.  We also did see a slight increase in homes that went under contract, but decrease in sales in the last 30 days.  Most sales do occur toward the end of month, so we may see that number pick up when we review closings next monday.  Homes are indeed still selling, and are doing so in Laveen on the average in about 68 days.

The key as always, is if you are looking to sell price it right, have the home looking good, and get the marketing pieces out there so that potential buyers know your home is for sale.

February 22, 2017

136 properties active for sale

114 properties under contract

71 properties sold last 30 days

1.91 months inventory

$112.49 average $/sq ft

$218,116 was average sale price

71 was average days on market

Commentary – Not much change.  Sellers market still, and that is good for sellers.

February 13th, 2017

142 properties currently for sale – up from last week

105 properties currently under contract

70 properties sold last 30 days

$112.06 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$220,370 was average sale price

71 was average days on market

Commentary – Really not much change in the Laveen real estate market, or even home values.  You may, if you read previous post, notice a slight change up and down in sales prices and even dollar a square foot.  Yet, these are all pretty static with not a big change.  Also, if there is a change, does it stay consistent over a period of time.  As an example, this week we do see a increase in $/sq foot of about $5, but will that stick?  Chances are it will NOT, and the reason is we saw a very high sale in the area which is lifting up the numbers.  Yes, we had a almost $600,000 sale this past week, and that increase the average.  Watch, within about 2/3 weeks, it is likely to go down.  If it does not, well then we notice a good trend, that are values continue to go up.

February 6th, 2017

134 properties actively for sale

103 properties currently under contract

63 sales in the last 30 days

2.12 inventory at this time

$107.25 was average $/sq foot for homes sold

$210,747 was average sale price

62 was average days on market

Commentary – Not really much change in the Laveen real estate market at this time.  Values are holding steady, as are the average days to sell.  Inventory remains low, and this still favors sellers.  No really much more to add.  It continues to be a good time to sell.

January 23rd, 2017

Lets go ahead and share the numbers for this past week, and then follow it up with some quick commentary:

136 properties currently active on the market

107 properties under contract at this time

61 properties sold in the last 30 days

2.22 is current market inventory

$114.40 was average $/sq ft for homes that sold

69 was average days to sell

$223,834 was average sale price

Commentary – So is it a good time to sell in Laveen?  Sure, I think it is a good time to sell.  Values have increased rapidly at times, and steadily at others since January 0f 2013.  Will values continue to rise?  Well NO ONE really has the crystal ball, and anyone that says different is giving a guess, albeit maybe educated……..but still a guess.

We just saw the inventory go up a slight bit in the last week.  Some of that could be seasonal, as maybe less home went under contract in the Christmas time frame.  Values are steady, as is seen by tracking the average $/sq foot and the average sales prices.  We continue in a seller market, and that means – yes it is a good time to sell.

January 16tn, 2017

Welcome to another weekly update, for the Laveen real estate market and home values.  Lets look at the numbers, and then I’ll add some quick comments:

133 active properties for sale in Laveen Az

109 properties currently under contract

66 properties have successfully closed in the last 30 days

2.01 current monthly inventory

$108.19 was average price per square foot for homes sold

$231,736 was average sale price

66 was average days on market

Commentary – Really, not much change we can talk about.  Yes, slight increase in the inventory, but it does not have any affect.  The market is still a seller market, especially in the sub-$250,000 market.  We have seen 16 closings year to date, so that picked up a bit.  On average, homes that sold are still selling for just a tad bit under their final list price at time of sale.  Lowest sale ended up selling for almost 8% under their ask price……yikes.  It is a good time to sell, and the market does favor sellers a bit.

 

January 9th, 2017

Out of the South Phoenix zip codes, Laveen is really getting the slow start to the year.  Year to date, Laveen has only seen 3 closed homes.  Here are the most current stats, and please be sure to call me if you have any questions:

139 properties currently active for sale

107 properties currently under contract

77 properties sold in the last 30 days

1.8 months current inventory

$107.76 was average for sold homes

$234,822 was average sale price

77 was average days on market

Commentary – Well at this time, really not much change.  Though, as noted at the beginning of article, Laveen is off to a slow start with only 3 homes sold year to date, it has though, still closed the average of homes in last 30 days.  The real estate market also begins the year as it ended, in a seller market.  Inventory is low, and buyers do not have as many options.  Also, while it is competitive for buyers, the average list to sold ratio is 99%, which indicates homes are eventually selling for on average just a little below list price.  So homes, are not going for over market value.  If that were the case, we would be seeing sales over the 100% mark, and that has not been the case for months now.

Take away – if you want to sell price the home right.  Not noted in numbers above, is that 95% of homes sold, were financed.  DO YOU KNOW WHAT NEEDS TO BE HAD WITH A FINANCED HOME?  Yes, an appraisal.  Even if you asked for over market value, and got an offer, you’d still more than likely need an appraisal.

January 2nd, 2017

Well we begin the year, with pretty much a market similar to where we left off.  Lets start with looking at the current numbers for today, to help us begin our Laveen home values journey for 2017:

143 property currently for sale in Laveen

98 properties currently under contract

85 properties sold last 30 days

1.68 is current market inventory

$106.33 was average $/sq foot for homes sold

$230,034 was average sale price for homes sold

65 was average days on market for those homes that sold

Commentary – Well, again we are in a seller market.  We have seen a little drop in the number of active listings on the market, and of course a dip in number of new listing that came to market over the holiday.  Though, If a home owner looks at the number of homes sold over the last 30 days, one would see that HOMES DO SELL during the holidays!!  Many tend to think to wait, because homes don’t sell during the holiday, but that IS NOT the case.  Interest rates are still low, home values have increased but are still affordable, and with the low inventory level the market is still great for both buyers and sellers.  Buyers, because the cost of borrowing and buying is still great.  Sellers, because home values in Laveen have risen, and MANY can now sell for a tidy profit.

Laveen Home Values

A weekly article looking at Laveen home values.

Why do people live here? 

While the weekly article will focus on Laveen home values, would like to start with what is Laveen.  Laveen Az  is a rural feel community where modern living meets a rural lifestyle, with close commutes to Central Phoenix.  Laveen Az is among the perfect choices there are in the Metro Phoenix area for an abode.  Laveen offers a variety of different style homes including horse property, santa fe, gated communities, custom homes on acreage, and all with great mountain views.  While laveen Az offers a very rural feel, all modern amenities are close by with easy access to grocery stores, drug stores, high way access and local area malls.  Outdoor enthusiast also can enjoy the 16000 plus acres of mountain preserve offered by South Mountain.  Laveen Az offers a little something for everyone.

 

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What’s Laveen Az like?

Laveen Az has several different style communities that make up this Phoenix suburb.  Originally Laveen Az had been mostly an agricultural and dairy area, as is still evident by some of the area dairies and plenty of open acreage that is farmed.  With that in mind you still have some older homes in the area which were originally housing for workers to the land in the area.  As the area began developing many farmers  sold off their land and eventually gave growth to new home subdivisions.  There are several new home subdivisions in the Laveen Az area, with the majority being built 2000 -2008.  There are also several 1 acre custom home sites that were built along the southern edges of laveen Az and as well as around 51st ave/Dobbins as well as 67th ave and Baseline.  So you have open farm land, horse properties on acreage, some older homes in pockets, and also several newer home subdivisions.

If your considering selling, I would recommend a home evaluation by a professional realtor.  While the numbers here given are information, they also use all homes in the Laveen Real estate area, and it is best to use similar homes when deciding on home value.

 

December 26, 2016

Last entry for the year!

150 active homes for sale

121 homes under contract

79 homes sold last 30 days

1.89 months current inventory

$227,820 was average sale price

$107.71 was average $/sq ft

63 was average days on market

Commentary –  We will end the year with being in a seller market.  Home values have increased in Laveen over the 2016 calendar year.  The year has seen a total of 949 home sales, and we may get to near 1000 by the end of year.

2017 will likely see a continued seller market, with values holding steady.  Should interest rates change and move up, we could see a little slow down or change in the current low inventory.

December 19th, 2016

Below is current market statistics:

162 properties currently for sale in Laveen Az

128 properties currently under contract

78 properties sold in last 30 days

2.07 is current inventory level

$107.46 is average $/sq foot for homes sold

$218,884 was average sale price

67 was average days on market for home sold

Commentary – Well, the year has been a seller market.  It appears we will end the year the same way.  Also, while the fed did increase the interest rates, it will likely not affect mortgage rates on purchase until march 0f 2017 at earliest.  So, this will likely still keep buyers buying, and hopefully taking advantage of these historically low interest rates.

Values still are holding steady in the Laveen real estate market.  Will that be the case in the year to come?  Time will tell, but I would guess that values are likely to remain stable, and we likely will also remain in a seller market through out the end of summer 2017.  Especially in the lower price ranges.

December 11th, 2016

163 active listings – no change

130 properties under contract

75 properties sold in last 30 days

2.17 Months current inventory – sellers Market

$107.38 was average $/sq foot for homes sold

$216,884 was average sale price

71 was average time to sell

Commentary – Well, homes are still selling, and many within a reasonable amount of time.  As seen above, on average homes are selling in about 71 days, but this is taking the 85339 zip code into consideration as a whole.  Some homes may take little less, some longer.  Truth is my average is about 40 days start to finish, so again it depends.  Laveen is still in a seller market, with low inventory.   Home values have risen a bit over the last year, and are finishing strong.  We have not, and in my opinion will not see huge double digit gains like we did in the pre-2007 years.  Yet, Laveen real estate looks stable, and values as such are holding as well.

December 5th 2016

163 homes currently for sale

133 homes currently under contract

79 homes sold last 30 days

2.06 months current inventory

$108.43 was average $/sq ft

$209,018 was average sale price

70 was average time to sell

897 sales year to date

Commentary – Not much change folks.  Homes are still selling, and those priced well, much quicker than others.

November 28th, 2016

160 properties active and for sale in Laveen

143 properties currently under contract

72 homes sold last 30 days

2.2 months current inventory

$108.86 average $/sq foot for homes sold

$218,444 was average home sale price

64 was average days to sell

871 – number of homes sold to date in Laveen Az

Commentary – Not much change folks.  Homes are still selling, but really just ones that are priced at market value.  Interestingly the average list price a square foot is $115.63, which is almost $7 more a square foot than the average for solds.  Will those sell?  Chances are they will not, as the average list to sale ratio is .99%, which indicates homes are not on average getting their ask price.  So if over priced, chances are they will have to lower, and then still, possibly not get asking price.

The disclosure on this though, is that the stats are based on the entire zip code.  If thinking of selling, use information based on your home, not the entire zip.  This will give you a better idea of value, time to sell …………etc.

November 21st, 2016

171 active properties – down a bit

146 properties under contract

66 sold in last 30 days

$109.09 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$221,566 was the average sale price

59 was average days on market

2.59 is current market inventory

Commentary – Well, things do appear to be slowing a bit.  We have a few less active listings (though some went under contract), our number of sales per 30 days has gone down (seasonal), so our inventory has grown a bit as far as turn over.  It is still a seller market, and good time to sell.  Do homes sell during holidays?  Yessir, they do.  Buyers still must buy at times, and the time now is good.  Interest rates are still at historic lows, and while inventory is not huge, there is still choices.

 

November 14th, 2016

181 properties for sale at this time

138 properties under contract

76 properties sold last 30 days

2.38 current market inventory

$109.47 was average $/sq ft

$225,882 was average sale price

837 properties sold year to date

Commentary – Sales have slowed a bit, but still a seller market with low inventory.

 

November 7, 2016

182 properties for sale

138 properties under contract

81 homes sold last 30 days

2.24 months of inventory

$109.58 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$229,785 was average sale price for area

56 was average days on market

821 homes sold to date

Commentary – Not much change.  We are starting to see a little slow down of the market, mostly due to seasonal changes I would imagine.  Beyond that, active property, those under contract, sales and values are holding steady.

 

October 31st, 2016

Happy halloween Laveen Az!!  Here are this weeks numbers:

168 properties currently for sale

141 properties under contract

87 homes sold last 30 days

1.93 is current market inventory

$106.16 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$227,559 was average sale price

55 was average days on market

807 homes sold to date

Commentary – Again, not much to report.  Values continue stable, market over all is stable.  We continue with under 3 months inventory and in a seller market.  Values have gone up a bit throughout the year, but at a slow and somewhat steady rate.  I’ve read some journals that predict interest rates may go up, and if so……………could mean market may slow up bit.  If that should happen, all else being the same, inventory would grow and it may tip toward a buyer market.  Time will tell.

October 24th 2016

Here are the weekly numbers:

166 homes on the market

128 homes under contract

97 homes sold last 30 days

1.71 current months inventory

$106.29 was average dollar $/sq ft

$227,875 was average sale price

64 was average days on market

Commentary – Not really much to add, things continue as they have been.  It is a seller market, especially at the lower price ranges.

 

October 17th, 2016

175 properties currently for sale

131 homes under contract

94 properties sold in last 30 days

1.86 months of current inventory

$107.62 was average dollar/sq ft for homes sold

$228,395 was average sale price

64 was the average days on market for those homes that sold

Commentary – Again, not much change for the past week, or even for the last several months.  It is a seller market, and values have gone up over the last year.

 

October 10th, 2016

169 properties available and on the market

132 properties under contract

88 properties sold last 30 days

1.92 current months inventory

$105.82 is $/sq ft average for homes sold

$225,640 was average sale price

751 homes sold year to date in Laveen

Commentary – Not much change folks.  Seller market with homes selling within a short period of time for lower price ranges.

October 3rd, 2016

171 active homes for sale

127 homes under contract

76 sold last 30 days

2.25 months inventory

$104.18 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$228,719 was average sale price

We are starting to go into the holidays, and as such may see a slight change in the market.  That being said, sellers always will ask if the holidays is a good time to sell?  In my mind, yes, here in Laveen any time can be a good time to sell, as we don’t have seasonal limitations to showing homes.  We see homes sell during halloween, thanksgiving and Christmas all the time.  Key question is though, do you need to sell.  If you do, then put it on market, and there are buyers.

September 26, 2016

166 active homes for sale

141 homes under contract

82 homes sold last 30 days

2.02 months inventory

$106.59 average $/sq ft for homes sold

$218,632 was average sale price

While I’m no lender, I can also share that interest rates are also holding steady, so over all this is a great time to buy as well.  Is it the best time to buy?  No, that really could have been about early 2012, but if you did not buy then, you missed the lowest prices.  Yet………….Home prices are affordable, and interest rates are still at historic lows.  It is still a seller market in Laveen, though this week we see an increase in active listings, as well as decrease in homes under contract.  What could happen should that trend continue?  Well, if we go over 3 months, we could see buyers having more choices, and this would then be a buyer market.  Some price ranges at this time, and horse property, are experiencing that already.

 

September 19th, 2016

157 Properties currently on market for sale

152 properties currently under contract

84 homes sold in last 30 days

72 was average time to sell homes

1.86 is current market inventory – seller market

$106.25 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$221,378 was average sale price

Again, I’ve looked back on my excel statistics sheet, and really the market in Laveen has been real steady. Yes, we have seen some appreciation, but it has not been some insane increase in values over a short time.  Housing continues to be affordable, interest rates are still very low (historically), and there are options for homes to purchase.  While inventory is low, mostly in lower price ranges, the opportunity for home ownership is great.

September 12, 2016

Here are the current numbers:

162  properties currently the market

159  properties currently under contract

86  properties sold last 30 days

1.88  months current inventory

$107.52  was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$217,170 was the average sale price

63 was average days on market

Not much change, not much to report.  Things are stable, and continue pretty much the same they have been going for some time this year.

September 6, 2016

Hope all had a great labor day weekend.  I did, went and spent some time with family and friends floating down the river, super fun.  Here are the numbers for Laveen real estate:

149 properties for sale – this is down if you notice from last weeks post

166 properties under contract

98 properties closed successfully last 30 days

1.52 is current months inventory

$106.82 was average dollar a square foot for homes sold

60 was average days on market – this is up too

$215,129 was average sale price

What is interesting to me, is that we are about 30 units (give or take) below last years active properties at this time.  We are also, about 30 units above last years closings for about the same time period.  Actually, going on how many were selling at this time, we are selling 20 to 30 more units on a monthly basis.  If this were not the case, our inventory would indeed be larger, and we may very well be in a buyer market……….but that is not the case.  Homes are selling relatively quickly, and we have lower levels of inventory, and our market is a seller market.  So, in short it continues to be a great time to sell.  Values still holding steady, with some appreciation.

August 29th, 2016

167 properties for sale

161 properties under contract

97 sold last 30 days

1.72 months of inventory

$105.04 average dollar a square foot for homes that sold

$213,103 was average sale price

45 was average days to sell

Not much change in Laveen Arizona real estate.  This really has been the case for the year so far, so I would call it stable.  We have seen the average dollar a square foot only vary a bit, since the start of the year.  It has appreciated, but nothing significant, or at least nothing that will make a major difference to the average sale price now vs. the start of year.  Will this trend continue?  No one has a crystal ball, but I would think that things will continue as they are for the current time, and likely the year will end the way it started.

August 22nd, 2016

172 homes for sale

153 properties under contract

96 properties sold last 30 days

$103.91 was average dollar a square foot for homes sold

$220,133 was average sale price

1.79 is current absorption rate

45 was average days on market for homes that sold

Again, really not much change in the Laveen real estate market.  Values are holding steady, and inventory levels still remain in a seller market.

August 15th, 2016

177 homes on the market for sale – same as last week

150 properties under contract – same as last week

106 properties closed last 30 days – wow 3 for 3 same

$101.93 was the average $/sq foot

$216,044 was average sale price

44 was the time on market for homes sold

Not much to say folks, the market is stable at this point.

 

August 8th, 2016

177 properties for sale in Laveen today

150 properties under contract

106 properties sold last 30 days

$99.94 was average $/sq foot

$215,331 was average sale price

50 was average days on market

Today marks the start of school for the Laveen area, and based on the numbers it is still a great time to sell.  It is a seller market.

 

August 1, 2016

Stable market in Laveen, for the last several posts.  Lets look at what the real estate activity is today:

181 properties for sale in Laveen

152 properties under contract

95 properties sold last 30 days

1.9 months inventory in Laveen – little higher than South Phoenix

$100.18 was average $/sq ft for sold homes

$216,126 was average sale price

60 was average days on market

Not too much change really, the market is very stable.  Many of the purchase are being done with financing, and as such have appraisals, so they must be priced right or they will NOT get financing.  Many are going FHA and as many know, those fha appraisals do carry a shelf life, so price it right the first time and market it wisely and aggresively.

July 25th 2016

Can you so, no change.  Yes folks, my fellow Laveen residents, real estate is currently very steady.  Really, it is kind of boring to describe, but I’m sure it is way better for most than what we experienced 2008/2013, right?  Here are the numbers this week:

167 active properties for sale

161 properties under contract

99 homes sold last 30 days

1.68 months inventory – no change!

$100.26 was average for homes sold $/sq ft

$216,241 was average sale price

63 was average days on market for sold homes

There it is, homes are indeed still selling.  I would say, we are still in a sellers market, which is great for sellers.  Yet, unlike other seller markets, homes are NOT selling for above market value, and often we are seeing many homes sell a little under list price. (2% to 5% if you look at last 12 months average for mls).  Homes under $200,000 are selling faster, those over, well not as fast.

 

July 18th, 2016

Here goes the latest and greatest for the week in numbers.

172 active homes for sale

159 homes under contract

102 properties sold last 30 days

1.68 is current months of inventory

$100.82 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$210,793 was average sale price

There it is.  Homes are indeed selling if priced at market value, and most of those usually under contract within a short time.  Those over priced, well they sit on the market until price comes down.  We do still have a lower inventory, and that is one of reasons homes are selling faster.

July 5th , 2016

Happy 4th, hope all had a great holiday.

180 active homes for sale

157 homes under contract

84 homes sold last 30 days

2.14 current months of inventory

65 was average days to sell

$100.75 was average price/square foot

$216,731 was average sales price for homes last 30 days

It is still a good time to sell, especially for the homes under $200,000.  Those are the ones that are selling the quickest at this time.  Those above $300,000 are indeed taking a little more time, actually for Laveen, those over that price are experiencing a buyers market.  This is one of the reasons I find using a Laveen realtor is key to helping you sell a home, knowledge.  See it is not only knowing homes value, but also what is going on in the market, and trends for the market.  Knowledge is power as they say, and power of knowledge in this game can help you keep more of your money.

June 27th 2016

179 properties for sale

162 homes under contract

98 homes sold last 30 days

$102.06 was average sale price/square foot

$211,244 was average sale price

57 was average days on market for homes sold

It is always interesting as a realtor who specializes in the South Phoenix/Laveen area, to see so many listings priced incorrectly.  This can be clearly seen when one looks at the average list price per square foot, which is currently $115.33.  That is about $13 a square foot difference from the average sold price, which when you look at average square footage size in area is at least $15,000 to $20,000 overpriced on some properties.  With most homes being sold being purchased with financing, homes that are over priced will not sell nor will they appraise.  This must really be kept in mind when looking to sell.  If not, you could waste precious time, effort and cost, with the end being a home which did not get the value needed in the appraisal.

June 20th, 2016

177 homes actively on market – this is up a bit

161 homes under contract

102 homes sold in last 30 days

1.73 months of inventory/absorption

$216,276 was average sale price

$101.91 was the average $/sq ft for homes sold

Summer is here, and if you step out side you will feel it.  We are in the summer sales months as well, when the market heats up a bit (by that I mean more sales) as you can see we sold 102 in last 30 days, which is a good bit for little ol’Laveen.  Values are holding steady, and those homes priced under $200,000 are selling fast.  That said, I have seen a couple of listings that are over priced, well…………even if under $200,000 it won’t sell if over priced.  On average homes in Laveen going back a year have sold on average 2-5% under original list price.  Those that have had price drops, still sold for less than their last list price.  So know the market, know your competition, know your homes value in laveen.

June 13th, 2016

158 active homes for sale

173 homes under contract

98 homes sold last 30 days

1.61 months inventory

$101.12 Average dollar a square foot for homes sold

76 average days on market for homes sold

As you can see above, homes are indeed selling.  Laveen saw 98 homes sold within the last 30 days, and all within a relatively short period of time.  Looks like at least homes sold in last 30 days are also on average selling for 1% under list price, so many home owners are getting pretty close to ask price.

Jump to June 7th, 2016

Back from a short vacation, so that is the reason I missed a couple of log entries here.  So lets jump right in and see what has been going on with Laveen home values:

165 active homes for sale – no real change

162 homes currently under contract

100 homes closed last 30 days

1.65 months inventory

$101.67 average dollar a square foot – homes sold

$211,823 was average sales price

74 was average days to sell

Not really much change in the Laveen real estate home values over the last couple weeks.  Inventory/turnover is still favoring sellers at this point, especially in the lower price points for the area.  Now I do say lower price point, what I really mean is homes under $200,000 are selling pretty darn fast, followed by homes under $250,000.  Once you go over a certain price point the inventory does change, so if your looking to sell………………………make sure you study and learn the market so you can be sure to use a appropriate marketing strategy.

May 23rd, 2016

163 homes for sale

163 under contract

93 closed in last 30 days

1.75 months of inventory

$100.43 was average $/sq ft

$209,042 was average sale price

Things continue steady.  Nothing major appears to be happening, it continues as business as usual.  Good time to sell, as we are in a seller market.

 

May 16th 2016

167 active properties for sale

167 properties under contract too!

77 closed homes in last 30 days

2.16 absorption rate/market inventory

$101.16 average dollar a square foot

$203,637 was the average sale price

Inventory level went up a slight bit, but the market still favors sellers.  Mostly at the lower price ranges, once you go over $250,000 that starts to change.  If you have specific questions, please don’t hesitate  call so I can answer.

May 9th, 2016

165 properties for sale

170 properties under contract

77 closed properties sold in last 30 days

$99.85 was average $/sq ft for those sales

$204,535 was average sales price

69 was average sales price

Sellers market.

 

May 2nd, 2016

160 properties for sale

161 properties under contract

76 properties sold last 30 days

2.1 months inventory/absorption

$98.09 was average $/sq fot

$203,928 was average sale price

64 was average days on market

Folks, the market currently still favors sellers.  We still have a pretty steady supply of active homes, as well as pretty steady number of closings.  You will notice a quicker turn time on home sales at the lower price ranges, generally for Laveen under $200,000 sells pretty fast.  Homes over $200,000 can take a little longer to sell.  Also, homes must really be priced well, if not they will tend to just sit.

April 18th, 2016

152 Active homes for sale

159 homes under contract

89 homes sold in last 30 days

1.7 months inventory – wow, they are moving

$101..42 was average dollar a square foot for homes sold

$210,918 was the average sale price

67 was average days on market

Homes are indeed selling.  Big difference I see is in the different price ranges.  Homes under 200K are selling the fastest………..if priced right.  Then those under $250,000.  Homes over $250,000 are really like the custom or high end for our area.  Those homes actually have about a 4.47 month inventory, which favors buyers!!  I keep saying know your market, know your competition and know your home value.

April 11, 2016

Sorry folks, missed a week there some how.

151 active laveen properties for sale

158 homes under contract

79 homes sold last 30 days

1.9 months inventory

$102.81 is average $/sq ft for homes sold

$206,547 was average sale price

59 was average days on market for homes sold

I’ve seen some reports that indicate a continual rise in home values.  Well, I would say it is some what true, as home values have been going up slightly, but look at average sale price March 28 vs todays’ which is less.  Does that show values going up?  Thing is, with statistics it really only can give an over all idea, and to me the local market is stable.  We have seen a year over year increase in values, and this is good.  Interest rates are still low, so home buyers can get into a home for good prices and have a good interest rate.  The low inventory, shown with 1.9 months, is some thing that currently favors sellers.  With low inventory, buyers have less choice and must compete with other buyers for the fewer homes.  Yet, take this with a degree of caution, this is based on the ENTIRE laveen zip code.  If you were to look closer, you may find that it does NOT benefit the seller but the buyer.  So in essence while this information is good and gives a good over all idea of the market, do also look at things more in depth when either buying or selling.

March 28, 2016

156 active properties for sale

164 properties currently under contract

69 homes sold in Laveen last 30 days

2.26 months of absorption/inventory at this time

$102.04 was average $/sq foot for homes sold

$211,390 was average sale price

55 was average days on market

I am, a broken record.  Really their is not much new at all to report.  The market has been very steady for the last several months, with only a little variation in the inventory and turn over category.  Laveen is seeing very stable prices and a pretty healthy real estate environment.

March 14, 2016

158 active properties

157 properties under contract

65 properties sold in last 30 days

$99.71 was the average price per square foot for homes sold

$213,351 was average sales price

73 was the average days on market

While I did not include it above, I’ll do so now, the average list price per square foot is $110.62.  While it does not seem like much, consider a home that is 2500 square feet and is priced $10 over the current market value, that is about $25,000 over.  Now, of course this is averages, and one really needs to look closely at a home that is similar to subject to really help determine value.  Yet, for looking at a zip code like Laveen, one can see the pattern.  Also active days on market is 86, which is over the average days on market for homes that sold.  Again, points to the fact that homes that are over priced are not selling.  At the very least, they are not selling until the drop to a price that is in line with market value.

March 7 2016

150 active homes for sale

139 homes under contract

68 homes sold last 30 days

2.2 months absorption/market inventory

$99,19 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

$218,772 was average sale price

Homes as usual, are selling. Homes that are selling are priced at market value, and those not………..well don’t sell.  Notice how homes that sold, did so on average within 68 days.  Yet the average days on market for active homes for sale is 118 days.  Not sure why, but for some reason some think that pricing a home over market will just mean people will haggle you down.  Not so much here in Phoenix, here if over priced, chances are good people are not even looking at home.

 

March 1, 2016

141 active properties for sale

142 properties under contract

51 homes sold in month of February

$99.38 was average price/square foot for home sold

$214,273 was the average sale price

2.76 is the absorption rate/months inventory

In some price ranges it is more a seller market, but over all right at this moment Laveen is in a seller market.  This in theory does benefit the home seller, as there are fewer active properties which are competing directly with home owners home.  With less competition, home owner has a little stronger bargaining position. Not shown above, but offered now is the ms figure of 96%.  This is the average percentage BELOW original list price homes on selling for, on average.  Those homes who have price reductions, also are selling below, and those homes are still averaging about 2% below last listed price when it sells.  Take away?  Well, make sure to do a thorough review of values and market trends to price it right.  Homes are NOT selling for more than they are worth.  Especially since almost 98% of homes are being paid with financing, in other words home WILL be appraised.

February 22, 2016

150 active properties for sale

151 properties under contract

45 homes sold last 30 days

3.33 months inventory or absorption rate

$194,965 was average sale price

$95.50 was the average $/sq ft

So, what is happening?  Well it appears we do have a few more homes on market vs. a couple weeks ago.  Also, many that are coming on market and are priced right are going under contract.  Notice we have less active listings, AND more under contract.  We have picked up a bit and we are looking to start seeing an increase in sales in the coming month.  Values are stable, and have been for some time.

February 15, 2016

158 Homes for sale currently in laveen

142 homes under contract

42 sold in last 30 days

$95 was average dollar a square foot for homes sold

$188,336 was average sale price

65 was average days on market

3.7 is the absorption rate or months inventory

Market still favoring the buyer just a bit in the Laveen area at this time.  Yet, if you really look close, it also will depend on the price range as well.  If considering selling your home, make sure to request a valuation showing recent sales similar to your home.

February 8th, 2016

163 homes for sale

128 homes under contract

41 homes sold last 30 days

3.97 months of absorption/inventory

$99.82 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

76 was average days on market for homes sold

Good time to sell in Laveen?  Sure, we have homes selling every  month.  If inventory does continue to grow though, we may see that buyers will have more choices, and as such sellers will be competing for the buyers.  How can a seller be sure to get the buyer?  Well, it comes down to good marketing, heavy internet exposure, social media marketing, and very important make sure home looking good.

February 1st, 2016

Number of active listings down a bit, number of closings down a bit, absorption rate goes up a bit.  That is pretty much the summary.  We came off a really hot holiday, when we had summer like closings, and now it appears to have normalized a bit.  See generally during holiday season, Laveen see’s about 42 to 55 closings a month, not the high 90+ we saw in December.  Still not sure why the spike, could have been many short sales closing, or folks buying because of the Fed rate hike.  Over all though, values are still holding strong, homes are selling.

155 active homes for sale

119 homes under contract

43 homes sold last 30 days

$100.23 was average $/sq ft for homes sold

74 was average days on market

3.6 is current absorption rate, or market inventory.

 

January 25th, 2016

159 active property – just a small increase

122 properties under contract – slight increase

51 properties sold last 30 days – much less than before right?

$210,586 was average sale price last 30 days

$104.55 was average sale price a square foot

3.11 is the absorption rate/months inventory

63 was average days on market for homes sold

Absorption/months inventory has gone up a bit compared to last month.  This really, in my opinion, should have been up anyway but we saw a unusual high number of closings in December.  That had an effect the inventory levels, and now it appears we are going back to a little more normal number of closings.  Why the spike in number of sales, who can ever say, but it may have been the fear of rising interest rates.  Maybe a rush to close before the new year.

Bottom line, is it a good time to sell?  Sure, homes are selling, and there are good qualified buyers in the area.  Interest rates are still low, and buyers will be wanting to take full advantage of that fact.

January 19th, 2016

157 active properties for sale

118 properties under contract

63 homes sold last 30 days

$102.32 was average $/square foot for homes sold

$213,780 was average sale price

70 was average days on market for homes sold

2.49 absorption

Absorption has gone up a bit for single family homes, should this continue, buyers will likely start reaping the benefits.  Interestingly, number of active listings has gone down, though many more have gone under contract.  Market is moving along, and homes are indeed selling.  Values hold pretty steady, as do interest rates.  Still a great time to buy a home in Laveen, and also to sell, as the market does favor sellers a bit.

January 11th, 2016

Today’s update for Laveen home values.

171 properties for sale – no change vs. last week

104 homes currently under contract

81 homes sold last 30 days

2.11 absorption rate, slight increase

$98.33 was average sale price/square foot

$209,887 was the average sale price

81 was average days to sell for homes that did sell

Summary – Well not much change, thought we did see slight dip in number of closings.  December was VERY high sales, un usually so.  While valley saw a good size increase in homes on market, that was not the case with Laveen so far in 2016.  Values continue steady.  Good time to sell?  Sure.  Buyers are buying, and interest rates are good, so great time to buy.

January 4th 2016

Welcome to the new year.  Well, for us that live here in the South valley and Laveen, the real estate market finished strong, and so far appears to be starting so as well.  The Laveen real estate market saw a uncharacteristacally high number of closings to end the year.  In 2013 we had only 69, in 2014 we had 59 and this year we saw a jump up to 86 closings.  To clarify, this is the number of closings we saw at the time of writing my first article for the year, and looking back over 30 days of sales.  Based on what I have seen and reviewed, the Laveen area is really moving compared to other areas of the valley.  Good time to sell?  Sure, it is as good as any.  The real question is always, do you need or want to sell.  If yes, then look to make sure the market will get you what is needed or expected from the sale.

171 active properties for sale in Laveen

101 homes currently under contract

86 homes sold last 30 days

1.98 is the absorption rate, or months inventory

$96.89 is the average sale price/square foot for those home sold last 30 days

$209,556 was the average sale price

74 days on market was average to sell.

 

December 28th, 2015

Number of active listings has not really changed much, but what has is the number of closings.  We saw an increase in the last week of closings, with a total of 79 properties closed in the Laveen area.  This does skew the numbers a bit, because it is high for this time of year.  Looking into where these higher number of closings came from one discovers that there had been a large quantity of homes under contract, and that several of those finally closed.  As an example, my neighbor was under contract for over 2 months, and they finally closed.  Also, I happened to have recently closed 2 short sales in area which had been under contract for some time.  It is these sales that are likely the reason for increased sales.

174 Properties currently for sale in Laveen Az

124 Properties currently under contract

79 properties sold last 30 days

$214,114 was the average sale price

71 was average days on market for homes sold

2.2 is the absorption rate/market inventory. (this again is kinda skewed because of higher closings with long escrows)

Have any questions about buying or selling in Laveen?  Call me David at 602.373.6345

December 21st, 2015

Not really much to report as we start winding down the year.  We are steady, as steady can be.

176 properties currently for sale

132 properties currently under contract

67 homes sold last 30 days

2.62 months of inventory/absorption rate

$210,235 was the average sale price

Some things to note.  First, we did see several homes that had been under contract close, which increased number of closing to almost 70 in the last 30 days, which is higher than several weeks past.  This is likely due to some short sales and other distress sales, finally closing.  The turnover/inventory does show under 3 months which would suggest a seller market, but I would caution and just let you know that really is not likely the case.  We are likely a little over 3 months and will show that in the weeks coming.

So, is this a good time to sell.  Sure, homes are still selling.  Also, interest rates are still good even though the fed increased rates.  This will not have a direct affect on loan interest rates, but it likely will in the long run.  Good time to sell, and yes, good time to buy.

December 15th, 2015

Since August really, the Laveen home values per square foot have been very steady, within 2 dollars up or down.  Looks like we will finish out the year much like we started which is to say pretty stable.  Homes are indeed still selling, but homes do need to be marketed correctly.  How can this been seen in the numbers?  I don’t generally share all information, because really it would be major overkill on an on going article like this, but currently the active average days on market is 90 days.  The average for sold properties is 60 days.  Homes that are priced well are selling, those that are not, well those stay on the market longer.  Sellers who are willing to see, and listen to what the market is telling them will then have price drops to get to market value.  If they do, chances are home may sell, if they don’t, it will just sit.  As an example, one home 642 days on market.

174 properties currently for sale in Laveen Az

145 homes currently under contract

58 homes sold in Laveen last 30 days

$96.15 was average $/sq ft

60 was average days on market

 

December 7th, 2015

Well, some good news Laveen area residents.  Chances are your home did appreciate a little this year.  While I know that some of the experts out there will give you an exact figure, that is really hard to do and is based on a quick time stamp look at something.  It really changes day to day, week to week.  We have seen an increase in Laveen give or take of about $8 a square foot.  I would not run off and base value on that finding however, as homes really are better given a value by comparing to similar recent closings.  Here are this weeks numbers:

173 homes currently for sale

146 homes currently under contract

54 homes sold in last 30 days in Laveen Az

3.2 Months of absorption/market inventory

$97.34 average $/sq ft for homes sold last 30 days

$204,390 was the average sale price

55 was average days on market for those homes that are selling

Over all we are seeing that 2015 has been a pretty stable year.  Values have increased, though not in a huge or dramatic way.  I would describe our appreciation as a slow, steady and likely sustainable increase in home values.  Time will tell if that stability continues.  We are expecting increase in interest ways, and along with some stricter guidelines being followed on the loan side of the industry, could we see a slow down?  Time will tell.

 

November 30th, 2015

What is going on now in laveen real estate?  Well lets just look at the numbers and see what they say:

169 current properties for sale

169 single family homes for sale in Laveen Az

156 Homes in Laveen currently under contract

55 homes sold in Laveen last 30 days

3.07 months of absorption/inventory

$97.46 average $/sq ft. for homes sold last 30 days

49 was average days on market

Homes in laveen az are selling.  There are many that are indeed priced well, and as you can see with average sale days on market, those homes are selling fast.  We are still seeing homes sell for a little under list price on average, about 2%.

* Sold * 2220 W Harwell Rd Phoenix Az 85041

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2220 W Harwell Rd Phoenix Az 85041

2220 W Harwell Rd

2220 W Harwell Rd

2220 W Harwell Rd Phoenix Az 85041 is a new listing by David Baker from Homesmart Realty.  This specifics of the home are as follows:

4 Bedroom Home

2.5 baths

Lower level master bedroom

3 car garage

2735 square feet of livable space

8288 square foot lot

2 story contemporary home

HOA fee of $80 a month

Gated community

2220 W Harwell Rd

2220 W Harwell Rd

 

 

2220 W Harwell Rd is located in the gated community of Suncrest at Rio Montana. This subdivision is located just west of 19th ave and Baseline Rd, on the south side of Baseline Rd.  Proximity to the South Mountain preserve is one of the many appeals of this area.  The fact that the community is an established community with mature trees and overall appearance with wide streets, adds to Suncrest at Rio Montana’s appeal.  With only 114 improved lots or homes built in the community, it is a nice community but not too large.  Location of Suncrest of Rio Montana is excellent.  Easy commutes to central Phoenix, likely averaging between 15 to 20 minutes of city street commute times, with several routes to choose from.  The 10 interstate can easily be accessed from several on ramps all within about 10 minutes. 

The community of Suncrest at Rio Montana offered several floor plans, and most range in the mid- to – upper level price range in the 85041 zip code.  There are a couple of nice gated communities in the South Phoenix 85041 zip code, and Suncrest is a great mid level price option.  Looking for higher valued homes that are gated communities, then check out this link to view gated communities in South Phoenix in general.  Many will show up that are in the 85041 zip code, such as Talasera or Blossom Hills which are two of the nicer gated communities in the 85041 zip code.  This particular floor plan has had recent sales in the $260,000 to $280,000 price range, so this particular home at $215,000 has room for improvement.  More on that in a little bit.  Other South Phoenix gated communities can be viewed here at this page on my site.

 

What have been the real estate market trends in the community of Suncrest at Rio Montana?  Well lets take a look and see what has been going on in the community year to date 2015:

1 home is currently on the market.  Home has been on market for 42 days, and is price at $279,900

7 Homes have sold year to date in Suncrest at Rio Montana

$215,000 was the lowest priced home sold

$295,000 was the highest priced home sold

$248,857 is the average price for homes sold at Suncrest at Rio Montana year to date 2015

This information is great information to have as both a buyer and a seller.  It gives a view as to what the trend and values are for the subdivision.  Currently the market in the South Phoenix area is a seller market, meaning there is strong demand for homes and a lower level of home inventory.  Generally anything under 3 months of inventory of homes is considered a seller market.  This is not only true of the South Phoenix area, but also 85041 zip code, and as one can see for information above, we also have less than 3 months inventory in Suncrest at Rio Montana.

Now what can I share about 2220 W Harwell and the information above.  Well, the property located at 2220 W Harwell is one of the larger homes in the subdivision.  As such, it would usually be able to get a higher sales price, than that at which it is listed.  This particular home is a short sale, and home is being sold in “as is” condition.  Seller will not be making any repairs to home, so any potential buyer must know this going in, because again, no repairs will be made by seller.  This is a short sale, and as such may take a little longer to finalize any sale.  What is a short sale?  You can read a previous post I’ve written about the short sale process at this link.  For those not wanting to make the trip on the previous link, let me give you a quick definition of a short sale.  A short sale is basically a home owner selling a home for less than what is owed on the home.  In other words, the mortgage is more than the value of the home.  With me so far?  Generally with a short sale a home owner can no longer make payments on the home, and at this point will try to get the bank to agree to the selling on the home and allowing a pay off for less than what is owed on the home.  Hence the short amount of the payoff is the short sale.  This process can take some time, and is not for all buyers.  While there really is no average as far a time to get an approval for the short sale by the bank, it can take generally at least 30 days.  In the past I have listed short sale homes, and have been lucky enough to have been able to get approvals within about 30 days.

So again, 2220 W Harwell is a short sale.  Home is being sold at a great price for a reason.  The home is not in the best of conditions.  Home has 2 air conditioner units, and one is really in need of being replaced.  Frankly, a buyer should go in with the complete expectation of having to replace both a/c units.  Landscaping to the home is in some major need for tender loving care.  Currently, as you might see from photos, the landscape is overgrown and needs to be cleaned up.  Interior of the home is in need of at the very least 2 things:

  1.  A good and thorough paint job
  2. New carpeting or flooring.  Currently the carpet has been pulled up in several areas of the home.  Some of the carpet in rooms is stained and likely the best course of action, is tear them up and replace them.

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By no means is this short list made by a professional contractor.  This short list was made by yours truly, David Baker a homesmart real estate agent who specializes in the south Phoenix and Laveen area.  I’ve been working in real estate since 2004 as a full time realtor.  Based on number of transaction in the area, I’m one of the top agents in the South Phoenix and Laveen area.  Google me, chances are you might find me.  You can view client testimonials, and some video testimonials right here at this link to a post on testimonials. Back to the list!!!  I am a real estate agent, not a contractor.  The above are things that I have noticed that would make this a nice home.  The home does not have any major upgrades to it, the counters are formica not granite or corian.  The kitchen cabinetry is again, not the upgraded cabinets that were offered at the time homes where built, it was the base choice.  This is a nice home, and the options are very nice and functional – they are just not upgraded such as some of the sales which happened above the $250,000 range.  So, could a investor come in and make some money on flipping this property?  Yes, the possibility is there to make some money, but this home is likely better suited for a home buyer looking to buy and live in home and have some instant equity.  That is likely sweat equity, if one puts some work into the home.  The opportunity is there, but do go ahead and plan to have a inspector or contractor come and look at home so you know what you are looking to invest in the fixing of home to match your needs.

Have any questions about my listing at 2220 W Harwell Rd?  Call me David Baker real estate agent at 602.373.6345 or request I contact you right here at this link on my website.

 

Gated Communities in South Phoenix

Gated Communities in South Phoenix

There are many gated communities in South Phoenix from which to choose.  Are you in the market for a new home and desire something in a gated community?  Then this short article is written for you to inform you about the different gated communities in South Phoenix.    These will not really be in any specific order such as East to West, North to South or based on value and increasing, no this will just be a list and some comments about the gated community to inform a bit.  If you have any specific questions, please feel free to call me – I am after all a local South Phoenix realtor who has specialized in the area since 2004.

View a list of all active homes for sale in Gated communities in South Phoenix

The Pines at the Raven – Located just North of Baseline on 40th Street in South Phoenix.  This gated community features 80 improved lots, with homes being built between 1996 and 2001.   Average house square footage is about 1978 square feet, with a 6579 sq. foot size lot.   All homes built where single story homes.  The subdivision does offer a community pool for folks to enjoy.  Prices do range, but check out a list of current homes for sale in the Pines at the raven here.

Gardens at South Mountain –  This gated community in South Phoenix is located just north of Baseline rd. on 40th Street, just south of the SRP canal on the West side of the road.  The Pines at the Raven has 117 improved lots, with 56 single story homes, and 61 multiple story homes with homes in community being built between 2004 and 2006.  The average square footage for homes are 1625 livable space with a 4304 square foot size lot.  The gated community of the Gardens of South Mountain does offer a community pool as well.

Blossom Hills East – Blossom Hills actually has to sections and they are separated by a little space between, Blossom Hills East and then the regular blossom hills.  Though most of the time the properties listed for sale get mixed into just blossom hills.  The community of Blossom Hills east is actually located just west of 40th St. and South of Baseline Rd.  There is a total of 96 improved lots in the community with 29 single story homes, and 67 multiple story homes.  Homes in Blossom hills east were built between 2007 and 2011, which for some who don’t know was the economic downturn.  Average home square foot size is about 1986 with the average lot size being about 5267.  This gated community in south phoenix does have some greenbelt areas, but no community pool.  Does have excellent mountain views, but so do most of the homes in south Phoenix.

Raven Condominiums – As stated in the name this gated community in south phoenix is a condominium complex.  Located just east of 32nd street and baseline, it is on the north side of the road.  This complex has 160 units, which were built in 1999.  The average size of the condos are 838 square feet, and this gated community does offer community pool, spa and even a work out facility.  Great location, and prices are still good.  This is a favorite for snow birds and folks looking to buy, and play golf.  Both the Raven and legacy golf courses are within 5 minutes.  From past experience selling units, I can inform there is 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom units.

Village at South Mountain – This is a real nice gated community in South Phoenix located just south of 32nd Street and Baseline Rd.   This community has a total of 41 improved lots, with homes being built between 2005 and 2014.  30 of the homes built in community are single story, with an additional 11 being multiple story.  Average size of home is about 2927 square feet, with an average lot size of about 12373.  Just in case you did not notice, these are larger homes, and yes there are on larger lots about ¼ an acre.  This is a little more upscale gated community, and has a lot to offer, good open feel community with green space, but no community pool.

Ravenswood Patio Homes – Another great gated community in South Phoenix.  This one is located between Baseline Rd. and Southern on 32nd street.  There are a total of 130 improved lots in the subdivision with all homes built being single story.  Average size of homes in the community is about 1543 with a lot size of about 4294.  Homes in Ravenswood were built between 1999 and 2002.  Many homes do have views to the ravens golf course, and others great views of the South Mountain.   There is a community pool to be enjoyed.

View a list of all active homes for sale in Gated communities in South Phoenix

Cachet at Legacy Condominiums – Again, great location for this South Phoenix gated community.  This group of homes is located between baseline Rd and Southern Ave. and 32nd street.  It actually is like a gated community within a community, and a golf course community at that.  There was 150 improved lots in community with homes being built 2001 – 2004.  There are some that are single story about 100, with 50 that are multiple story.  Yet these, one must truly see to understand, as they are condos some on ground level, some on 2nd level, and some that actually have a little on ground and most of the livable space upstairs.  Average size for homes in the community is about 1567, and as a condo, does not really have a lot, which is great because that means NO maintenance.  Great for buyers that are sick of cutting their grass!!  This gated community does offer a pool, hot tub and even work out facilities and community rooms.

Encanto at the Legacy – This community is actually just west of the Cachet at the Legacy, so basically also between baseline rd. and Southern off 32nd street.  This is also a gated community within a community, but this one is single family detached homes built 1999 to 2000.  Average size of homes built was about 1599 with average lot size of 4945.   Total of 106 improved lots in community, with about 13% of them having private pools.  This community does not have a community pool or other offerings, but is a real nice community.

Hunter Ridge Condominiums – Community is located on the NW corner of Baseline Rd and 32nd street.  Great and convenient location for easy access to golf courses, area highways and even down town work commute.  There was a couple of built out phases in this community, but there was about 270 improved lots. Square foot average is about 1394, and there are 2 as well as 1 garage units.  This gated community in South Phoenix also does offer a community pool.

Blossom Hills – Located on the South West corner of 32nd street and baseline rd.  This is not a large community with only 20 improved lots, with 18 out of the 20 being single story homes.  Homes were built 2014 and are also currently being built in 2015. Average size home is about 3473 square feet with a lot size of 14167, which is larger than a quarter acre.  Community offers great mountain views and some common area, but no other community features.

Mountain Grove – Located just east of 24th street and baseline at approximately 27th street.  This a relatively newer subdivision with 57 improved lots having been built between 2007 and 2012.  Average size of home in community is about 1954 with a 4311 square foot size lot.  There is no other community features.

Fairways at the Legacy – This gated community is located just north of 24th street and baseline on the east side of the street, and it is part of the legacy communities.  This particular community has 117 improved lots with homes being built in 2000 and 2001.  This is another golf course community, and it also happens to be gated which is why it is included in this article of gated communities in south phoenix.  Average size of home is about 2253 with a 6952 square foot size lot.  There are no community features beyond being gated, but many homes do offer city views, mountain views and many are on the fairway, NICE!!!

Highline Groves – This is one of my favorite gated communities in South Phoenix, and mostly because of great location and because some of the homes do have basements.  37 improved lots in this gated community with all homes being single story.  The homes do average about 2963 square feet with a lot size of about 23556 (about ½ an acre).  No community features, just an overall great community with wide streets, irrigation, and proximity to hiking, biking and easy commutes to all areas of Phoenix.

Desert Rose – This gated community is located south of Baseline, about ½ mile, 32nd street will basically end you at their gate.  This community does border the south mountain preserve so to say you border the mountain is an understatement, here you basically live on it.  Total of 88 improved lots in Desert Rose with all homes being single story homes and having being built 2008-2014.  Average size of homes in this gated community is 3239 square feet with an average lot size of 16,135 or shy of a 1/3 of an acre.  Other than great location, no additional features.

View a list of all active homes for sale in Gated communities in South Phoenix

Gilead at South Mountain – Another great community in South Phoenix.  This community is located south of baseline Rd at about Euclid and 24th street.  It borders the south mountain preserve, and is actually across the street from a popular trail head with parking.  The community only has 10 improved lots with all homes being single story, though some do have basements.   The community was sold as lots, and buyers had option of picking their own builder, though one can see uniformity with the look and feel in community.  Average size of home is just over 4000 square feet and was built on a 16310 square foot size lot, or again about 1/3 of an acre.  The community does not have any additional features.

Mandalay at South Mountain – This community is right across the street from Gilead, so basically about ½ mile south of Baseline Rd on 24th Street.  Right at the NW corner of Euclid and 24th Street.  Community has 33 improved lots with 29 properties single story and only 4 2 story homes.  Homes in the community have an average size of about 2855 with an average lot size of 10041.  The community does have some common area, but no additional features.

Pines at South Mountain – Located at about 20th street and baseline on the south side of street.   There is a total of 135 improved lots in the community with all homes being single story, and about 19% of the homes do have a private pool.  2025 is the average size of a home at the Pines at South Mountain with an average lot size of 7605.    Community does have children’s play area, community pool and spa.

Cobblestone – This gated community in South Phoenix is located on the north side of baseline road at about 18th/19th street.  Community has a total of 98 improved lots with all but 12 being multiple story homes, so only 12 single story homes.  Only a small percentage have private pools, about 5%.   1773 is the average size of homes with an average lot size of 4007.  No real additional features.

Las Colinas – Community is on the South East corner of 16th street and Baseline rd.  187 total improved lots in this gated community with 121 single story homes and 66 2 story homes.  Average home size in Las Colinas is about 2342 livable, with a lot average size of 8592.    No real additional features to community though there are some green belts and kids play areas.

Heather Grove – Located west of 16th street and baseline, on the north side of the road at about 15th street.  101 improved lots in community with homes being built 2001 through 2004.  Average size of home is about 1665 and has about a 2965 square foot size lot.  The vast majority of homes (100) per records are 2 story homes with only 1 home being a single story home.  No additional features to community, but it is another south Phoenix gated community.

Dobbins Creek – This gated community is South of Baseline Rd, actually on Dobbins Rd at about 14th street.  The community has 282 improved lots with homes being built between the years 2001 and 2004.  Average size of home built was 2237 with an average lot size of about 7665.  While there is some common green belt areas, and no additional features are listed, I have seen a soccer field in this community – which for soccer fans is a nice bonus, game on!

Heritage at Alta Vista – This community is located just south of Southern avenue and 7th Ave., at about Alta vista.  Entrance to community is actually on Alta vista just west of 7th Ave.  The community has a total of 60 improved lots and all homes being single story.  The homes were built 2003 through 2005.  Average home size is about 1753, with an average lot size of about 6976.  There is a common area with playground, but no additional features.

Highline Estates – This community is located South of Baseline Rd, north of South Mountain Ave at about 5th Ave.  This is actually a newer built subdivision, with most homes being built this year, 2015.    Currently 18 improved lots, with 11 homes being single story and 7 two story homes.  Average home size so far is about 2084 with an average lot size of 5968.  There is a community pool at this location, just in time for summer!

Talasera – Located South of Baseline rd. about 2 miles, south of dobbins rd., on 19th Ave.  This is a very popular community that borders the south mountain preserve, is high up the mountain slope so offer excellent city views.  Community has 118 improved lots, with homes built 2002 to 2007.  All the homes in this community are single story, and the vast majority are going to be on about 1/3 of an acre desert lots.  Average home size in the talasera community is about 3458.  The community does not offer additional features, but is close to hiking, offers natural desert landscape and has stellar views!

Southern Highlands – This is a community located south of dobbins road at about Olney and 24th Ave.  Community has about 178 improved lots with homes having been built from 2007 through 2013.  147 homes in community are single story and 31 homes are 2 story homes.  Average size of a home in Southern Highlands is about 2690 square feet and is situated on an 8781 size lot.  Subdivision does offer nice south mountain views, and some homes may offer city views.  No additional features in this gated community in south phoenix.

Suncrest at Rio Montana – Located on the South Side of baseline rd. just west of 19th Ave. and Baseline.  This community has a total of 114 improved lots with 92 single story homes and 22 two story homes.  Homes were built between 2003 and 2005.  Average size of home built was about 2360 and is situated on a lot of about 10699.  Some common areas, but no additional features.

Silva Mountain Unit 2 – This community is located south of Baseline rd. and 23rd Ave., just north of South Mountain Ave.  Community has a total of 91 improved lots with 61 single story homes and 30 two story homes.  The homes in this community were built 2007 through 2014.  Average size of home is about 2443 and is on an 8542 square foot size lot.  No additional features to this community.

Laveen Village – This gated community is located at the South East corner of 31st Ave. and Southern Ave.  Community has a total of 53 improved lots with homes having been built 2006 through 2014.  Pretty even split with 26 single story homes and 27 two story homes in the community.  Average livable space of homes in Laveen village is about 2918 square feet and is placed on an average lot size of 7193.  This gated south phoenix community does not have any added features.

Coplen Farms Estates –  This gated community is located South of Dobbins Rd, off Olney and between 47th Ave and 43rd Ave., specifically at about 46th Ave.   This community has 39 improved lots with 18 single story homes and 21 two story homes.  Homes in this Laveen gated community average about 4455 square feet and are built on an average lot of 21029 square feet.  Most of the homes were built from 2007 through 2009.    No additional features to this community.

Vaquero Estates – This gated community is located on 43rd Ave. just south of Dobbins Rd.  Community has a total of 88 improved lots with 67 single story homes and 21 two story homes. Homes in the community were built from 2006-2013.  The average home size in Vaquero estates is 3386 and is built on an average lot size of 12320 square feet (about ¼ of an acre).  No additional features to community beyond some common areas and play areas.

Cheatham Farms Unit 2 – This is a neat little gated community of patio homes located at about 45th Ave and Baseline, on south side of the road.  Community has a total of 80 improved lots with homes having been built 2005-2007.  All the homes in this community are single story homes.  Average size of home is about 1414 square feet and a smaller average lot size of about 3782.  This community does offer a community pool and common areas.

Estrella Mountain View – This gated community is located just south of central Laveen on 51st Ave., just south of South Mountain Ave. on the west side of 51st Ave.  The community has a total of 26 improved lots, with 24 single family homes and 2 homes that are two story.  Homes were built between 1998 and 2005.  The average size of homes in this community is about 3380 square feet and all homes are on about a 1 acre property.  This is actually one of the first communities to have been built in Laveen, before Laveen was discovered by many to offer proximity to central phoenix with a rural feel.  This is still one of the only gated communities in south phoenix that is also horse property.  No additional features to this community.

Cottonfields community Replat – This is a large gated community which is at about 57th Ave. and extends between Southern Ave and Baseline Rd.  Community has 450 improved lots with 265 homes being single story and 185 being two story homes.  This is also a golf course community, so many homes to sit on a fairway, and offer great views.   Average home size is about 2350 square feet and the average lot size is 6690 square feet.  The additional features for this south phoenix gated community really is the golf course, and yes, it will cost money to play it does not come with the house.

Riverwalk Estates – This gated community is located just north of Southern Ave at about 57th Ave.  Currently this subdivision has a total of 42 improved lots with homes being built 2014 – 2015.  Actually, they are still building at this time, and I can say they are some nice floor plans.  All homes in community to date are single story homes.  Average size of home is about 2132 square feet and is situated on a lot of about 8046 square feet.  The community has common areas, but no added features.  Originally plan looked to have a potential soccer field built in community, but so far that is NOT been built.

 

Folks, as you can clearly see, there are several gated communities in South Phoenix.  The thing when looking to buy your specific home, is to know which is likely to fit your personal needs.  If you have any questions, please call, I’ve worked in the area since 2004 and have knowledge of all the communities and would like the opportunity to earn your business.

To find out the value of your home located in a South Phoenix community, call me today at 602.373.6345

South Phoenix Realtors

South Phoenix Realtors, and why one should really consider hiring one when selling or buying their south phoenix home.

Let me say that I may have a bias as I of course I’m a South Phoenix Real estate agent.  Yet, I think this short article will point out some facts that one should consider.  Facts to consider when looking to work with a realtor for the purchase or sale of a home within a specific area. These facts will point toward good reasons to use a local realtor regardless of whether it is in South Phoenix or some other part of the country.

First reason one should consider South Phoenix Realtors is knowledge of the area

This is one item that most people will agree with, that some one that has knowledge of an area would likely serve you best in that particular area.  Would you rather have a knowledgeable guide help you through the jungles of the amazon, or just someone that read a book and has a map?  A person with a map may be able to get you started down the right track, but as they have never done the trek themselves there is likely to be many surprise along the way.   Maybe that rope suspension bridge which shows up on the map has fallen years back, and now you’re stuck with no way to cross the river full of piranha and anaconda snakes.  No thanks, I think I would much rather take the knowledgeable guide in the area.  Would you rather have a specialist surgeon working on you operation or have some back alley doctor?  Hopefully you’re not in need of surgery, but if you were I’m sure you’d rather have a specialist working on the surgery.    Would you rather have a knowledge able real estate agent help you locate a home in their area of specialty or have a realtor with no knowledge of the area?  Truth is there are many people that entrust a friend or relative who has little to no knowledge of an area to help them with the purchase or sale of the home.  This is baffling as a home is generally one of the largest financial obligations people will make in their lives and it is sometimes done with a person that is not a specialist to an area.  Knowledge of the area can really help you understand the market and what could make a home appealing or less appealing.  Knowledge of the area and things that can affect a property currently or in the near or extended future is something that can help a buyer/seller.  Did you know for example that some homes in South West Phoenix and specifically in the Laveen area will have to sell their homes due to construction of a freeway?  That right there is a freeway that is coming and it has been approved and at this point the department of transportation is going through appraisals to purchase homes. (Eminent domain).  The point I am trying to get across here is that some one that works in an area, has knowledge of the area, is going to best be able to help with your real estate needs.  The lack of knowledge for the area is something that can cost you money.

 

As a real estate agent I have spent 10 years, that is since 2004, selling properties and the vast majority have been in the South Phoenix area.  Truth is some homes I’ve actually managed to sell more than once over the course of my years in real estate.  Past clients’ needs change over time and some need bigger homes or move out of state prompting the resale of the home.  What makes this beneficial to clients is that as their realtor, I also have some past knowledge of the home itself, not just the area alone.

 

South Phoenix Realtors have Knowledge of local real estate market trends

Even South Phoenix Realtors and for that matter all realtors have heard that real estate is local.  While the US economy is all connected as a whole, there are segments in the US economy that perform differently.  There are some states that are doing better and some states that are doing worse than others.  Some states in our US economy will be affected at any time by natural disasters, drought and many other things that can have a negative effect.  Point is that while the economy of the US is connected, there are local state markets that perform differently.  Real estate is much the same and there are niches that will perform differently and of course have different values and trends.  Phoenix as a whole is a large city, actually the 6th largest at this time in the US.  There are many suburbs in the Metro Phoenix area and each will have similarities to the overall real estate market.  Yet while most Phoenix and suburbs will share similarities in market trends there will be differences.  Maybe differences in the local real estate market will be in the values of the homes, maybe it is with the length of time it takes to sell homes, maybe it has to do with the turnover rate of homes in the area, or maybe the demographics.  Yet to make sure you are fully aware of all things that may have an effect on your purchase or sale, it is best to consider South Phoenix realtors who will be up to date on the specifics of the local niche real estate market.

As one of the South Phoenix realtors now for ten years I can tell you it is extremely important to stay up to date on the market trends.  Actually, speaking for myself, I review the real estate market trends in the South Phoenix and Laveen area weekly as well as monthly to stay on top of the trends in the area.  What is important for me to know and understand is what is going on in the market with values, supply of home, turnover rates, and inventory of homes.  I keep track of some real estate statistics on my own, but I also will look at statistics supplied by the Arizona Regional Multiple Listing service to see how the trends are all lining up.  You can view my ongoing blog with weekly and monthly updates at my website at the link .  It is my job as a real estate agent specializing in the South Phoenix area to know the market and trends and be able to share that knowledge with my clients.  This knowledge in turn will help both my buyer and seller clients to benefit the most in the purchase or sale of their home.

 

South Phoenix Realtors should have a good knowledge of inventory of homes

While it is likely not possible for a real estate agent to preview each and every home on the market, a realtor should still have a good idea of the homes on the market.  This should include a working knowledge of current homes on market and new homes currently for sale in the area.  In recent years new homes being built would not have been hard to keep up with, as the new home developments all but ceased operations.  The local economy has picked up a bit at this point and we are seeing some new home developments that have started building again.  It is important that a South Phoenix real estate agent should know what developments are open for business and potentially have available spec homes.  Why is this important?  Well as a realtor gets to know their client and their home purchase needs an overall idea of what the buyers end home will be is formulated.  For a local agent with the knowledge of inventory of homes this can help guide them to the desired home and location that they are searching and looking to buy.  In short it really can help laser focus on what the home buyer is looking for, and also zero in on where that specific home can be found in the south phoenix area.  As a complete over simplification let’s assume that someone is wanting to eat a sandwich for lunch.  Well someone that knows the area can decide on one of let’s say four choices, subway, subway, jersey mike’s or quiznos, and that is it.  Yet, this is a list I generated from my knowledge of the area, and I know exactly where each and all of these eateries is located.  For someone that has no knowledge of the area and what it offers, they will rely on their smart phone (if they have one) and hope for the best.  No need to hope for the best when you have a local expert helping you out, they already know the options and will share all information and the possibilities.

 

Local South Phoenix Realtors work with Buyers in the area

Are you considering selling your south Phoenix home?  Great, give me a call I want to help you sell your home!!  What’s more, chances are good I have buyers looking in South Phoenix and Laveen right NOW!!  Doing business in the area for going on over 10 years now, it still fascinates me as I’ve said, how folks will use someone that is not really familiar with the area.

Simple Question:

Who is more likely to be working with a home buyer looking in the south phoenix area?

  1. A Realtor who lives and works in Anthem
  2. A realtor that lives and works in Gilbert
  3. A real estate agent that lives and works in South Phoenix
  4. All the above

Chances are, I hope you selected number 3, which is an agent that works with both buyers and sellers in the South Phoenix area.  For one the real estate agent who specializes in the area is likely spending marketing dollars on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis to promote properties in the area.  Much like any business, real estate agents run a business and it is the business of real estate.   One segment of the real estate agents business is of course marketing and it carries with it the need for a budget.  The marketing budget is made up of money that is allocated to spend to promote properties or to promote the agent in marketing for buyer or sellers.  So, again, who do you think has a marketing budget that is already allocated to capturing buyers in the South Phoenix area?  Yes, you are right, the answer again is one of your South Phoenix Realtors who is of course already marketing the area and is likely to have buyers in tow.

So, if you’re looking to buy or sell a home in the area, contact one of your South Phoenix Realtors today to get the best results.  Who are your South Phoenix Realtors?  Good question, and unfortunately I cannot really answer that question for you.  I can tell you I for one am a south Phoenix real estate agent and would like the opportunity to earn your business.  With an average of over 40 homes sold a year, knowledge of the real estate market in South Phoenix, ten years of experience helping buyers and sellers, I know I can help you with all your real estate needs.  Call me today at 602.373.6345 or request a property valuation at this link on my website.

 

 

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Selling your South Phoenix Laveen home – Dealing with Multiple Offers

By David Baker

How to Handle Multiple Offer Situations

When selling your South Phoenix or Laveen Az home, having more than one offer to consider is a great position to be in. However, there are some rules of thumb for handling the sale of your property in a multiple-offer situation.

The most important is to evaluate every offer for its details – not just the price. Study all conditions and investigate thoroughly the strength of each offer. Just because the buyer has agreed to pay a certain amount for your home doesn’t necessarily mean he or she is capable of bringing about a successful closing.

Evaluate their pre-approval letter as well as the lender itself. You should be particularly suspicious of all-cash offers. What’s too good to be true, often is.

In evaluating offers, your listing agent will prove an invaluable support. He or she will do the legwork required to consider each offer and check out the buyers and buyer agents. Do ask your agent for input and opinions. However, in the final analysis of the sale of your South Phoenix or Laveen home, you are the decision-maker.

Negotiations are particularly difficult in multiple offer situations – not so much for the seller, but for the buyers. Hopefully, you and your listing agent will treat offers with respect. The seller pretty much dictates the way offers are presented, and making buyers jump through hoops – especially if their offer comes in well below the others – won’t benefit anyone. Let them know there are several better offers, so if they can’t increase theirs, they can exit gracefully.

For other tips on selling your South Phoenix or Laveen home visit my previous blog on tips for selling.

Selecting the Right Realtor for Laveen, South Mountain or Phoenix

Are looking to buy or sell a home in the Laveen, South Phoenix, Ahwatukee, or surrounding communities in the Phoenix valley? Did you realize that the biggest transaction most of us will ever make is buying or selling a home? It’s not good enough simply to use a realtor. You need a realtor who studies the real estate market, who knows the area, and who employs the highest ethical standards to ensure that your offers are competitive or that you get the best price for your home.

I’m David Baker, and I’ve been a professional realtor in the Phoenix valley, specializing in the Laveen, South Phoenix, and Ahwatukee areas since 2004. I have lived and worked in Phoenix and surrounding communities since 2001, so it is especially important to me to build relationships and make the process of buying or selling properties an enjoyable and educational experience for my clients … my neighbors!

Professionalism, trust, integrity, and knowledge of the communities I serve ensure that together we can meet your real estate needs. I offer the highest quality real estate services to make the sale or purchase of your home as effortless, seamless, and worry free as possible. Conducting business in this way has helped me become one of the top 5% of real estate agents in Arizona based on successful home buying and selling transactions.

I welcome your questions about buying or selling a home in Laveen, South Phoenix, Ahwatukee, or surrounding areas in the Phoenix valley.

Please call me, David Baker, at 602.373.6344 or email me at DABaker21@msn.com or feel free to use the CONTACT ME feature on this website. Your business is as important to me as it is to you. Thank you for visiting my website!

Laveen Az Values

Laveen Az Values – Values of homes in Laveen Az for September 2013

Laveen home values have been on the rise! I like to keep track of the values of homes over all. Of course anyone not living under a rock saw that prices plummeted in previous years, but that values for the past year have been on the rise. Some of the increase of values, big increase, can likely be attributed to the low inventory we are experiencing. Many buyers under the $200,000 range are finding themselves competing against several others offers when bidding for a home. So, if a buyer wants to get into a house, they may likely have to bid over asking price to get into the home.

What are the average home values right now in Laveen?

As of this week September 9, 2013 the average home price in Laveen is about $174,734. This is about $86 a square foot. What is amazing is the huge increase in values since the start of the year, about 20% in the Laveen area.  Inventory has been growing over the last several months as well.  Laveen homes on the market have increased from about 90 active homes in January, to 145 as of today.  This could spell good news for buyers as inventory is growing.  On the down side for buyers, interest rates have gone up a bit as well as prices.  This translates into less purchase power for many than just six months ago.

Looking to Sell?  Want to get value of your Laveen Home?

If you’re looking to sell and want to find out the value of your home, don’t go by these numbers. These numbers are looking at the large picture, and when determining your personal home value, you really need to look at a smaller pool of homes similar to your own.  It is best to have a professional research similar homes to help determine value.  Visit this site to request your FREE home evalution: http://phoenixlaveenhomes.com/home-value-evaluation/